In as far as I am empowered to make that call, represent for Bike Winter if you think that will help.
But I'm seeing your projected "no" response as a mandate....
Only caveat: a significant percentage of thoe gnarly old bikers are cops, so it's not quite the same as the Rat Patrol crashing the S. Side Irish parade.
bk (aka: Dr. Mambohead) said:
true dat.. re: capacity
TfT's board meeting is tonight at vfw near argo, 63rd w of harlem. I spoke with one of their honcho's... at first he summarily said 'no' but then?... invited me to submit the idea as new biz at their meeting... where he felt they would likely say no.
the harley marine corps event guy invoked the holy names of insurance, liability... registered vehicals... etc etc as to why we possibly could not ride.
born to be wild? i guess.
ok, now i am bird-dogging this. if anyone wants a piece of the fun? i am going to their meeting. pls co-ordinate with me.
h-may i speak as a rep of the 'bike winter' family?
Cool, let me know. Not sure how much excess organizational capacity WBC might have at the moment.
the amlings thing sounds good too!
Lisa Curcio said:
I am old and not good at deciphering--what did the last post mean?
Did you go to the motorcycle meeting? Did they say no?
Here's what I got:
You made a phone call (?)
So here is my completely uneducated and inexperienced 2 cents:
No matter what, I will do Amlings--already registered. They are organized, they like bicycles, it is a good cause, it is only 12 miles and they end up not too far from where I live at a place with breakfast and hot coffee. No competing with motorcycle folks.
Toys for Tots motorcycle ride: They are well-organized and I suspect they would not seriously consider adding bicycles without a real plan to integrate a bicycle ride along with their ride. To have a real plan one would need to understand how their ride works. There is probably not enough time to figure it all out. (Only a little over two months!)
Maybe an approach for now would be to go to a meeting, ask if they would give it consideration for next year if there were a plan to be proposed, and go from there. Then there would be time to galvanize interest and organizing power.
So, you get what you pay for and this was only 2 cents.
Posted! Have a look and let me know if you or the gutter gnomes think I should put anything else in there.